Belly Cake Pricing--Is This Unreasonable?

Decorating By Nickilyn Updated 13 Mar 2010 , 7:39pm by cake2decorate

Nickilyn Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 5:54pm
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Does $160.00 seem too much for a belly cake that serves 40 people? I mean based on other forum discussions pricing for fondant work starts at $4.00 per serving. Even without using the excel spreadsheet calculator made available on CC of ingredients plus supplies, etc is $160 an unreasonable amount?

I mean given the effort put in--including making fondant from scratch not to mention the time and effort baking, making and decorating everything...what would you charge?

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Nickilyn Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:18pm
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tootie0809 Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:31pm
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I don't think it's unreasonable at all. I would charge at least $200 for one.

sandy1 Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:46pm
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Your price of $160 is reasonable.

Jenn2179 Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 7:10pm
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For the last one I did it served 30 and I charged $90.

KHalstead Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 7:23pm
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I would charge $3.50/serv. for fondant covered carved cake.........so i'd charge $140

cake2decorate Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 7:39pm
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That would all depend on the type of shop that you operate? If you are working from a shop that has been state inspected and approved then- yes; you are a business and should charge the going rate for your product. Most professional fondant cakes start at $4 and depending on the amount of detail work, prices could go as much as $8.

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